By Marcelo L. Lingawon
One Luzon E-NewsMagazine
LAGAWE, Ifugao – The Ifugao Electric Cooperative (ifelcop) recently energized 17 sitios in four towns in the province serving more than a hundred households.
General Manager Jaime Pe Benito said that their office was able to complete the electrification of said sitios in the municipalities of Asipulo, Hungduan, Lamut, and Tinoc with initial 183 household connections.
He explained that the funding of the project was through the effort of Ifugao Congressman Teodoro Baguilat Jr. and subsidy of the National Electrification Administration (NEA).
The general manager bared that IFELCO has provided kilowatt hour meters and 30 meters service drop to first 30 indigent member consumers who had applied for house connections in the said 17 sitios.
“With the extension of electric service to far flung places, it is expected to uplift the living conditions of rural people since energization is a factor of their economic condition,” Pe Benito added.
Meanwhile, Pe Benito said that energizing all far flung areas in the province is their top priority in support of the national government electrification progra.
“Our office plunged into the project after Presidente Benigno Aquino III gave full support by approving funds for rural electrification in the country,” said Pe Benito.#